The building of the old train station in Katowice was erected at the beginning of the twentieth century, and for many years it was one of the flagships of Upper Silesia. In the course of time, the railroad station was becoming less and less sufficient for the needs of the growing passenger traffic. This situation resulted in the several extensions of the building by adding upper floors, and after the Second World War, it was decided to build a new facility, which was opened in 1972. Currently, the old train station building belongs to a private company.
The Edifice of the Central Administration Offices forms a western frontage of the Silesian Parliament Square in Katowice. It was built in the late 30s of the last century to accommodate the government offices, which were not housed in the Silesian Parliament. The office building was designed by modernist Witold Kłębkowski, who gave it the shape of a lying cuboid. Before the Second World War, there was a stone relief of a crowned eagle on the eastern facade of the southern projection. The work of Stanisław Szukalski was removed by the Nazis.
In the interwar period, the Silesian Parliament (Sejm) was in the legislative authority of the autonomous Silesian voivodeship. In the years 1925-1929, a magnificent edifice was built in Katowice, which became the seat of both the Silesian Parliament and the Voivodeship Office. The building was the largest in Poland at that time. It- was built in the neo- Classicist style. The Parliament Hall became a model for the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, which was being constructed at the same time.
The Educational House of the People's Libraries Society at Francuska Street in Katowice is one of the most spectacular examples of modernist architecture created in interwar Poland. The building was erected in the years 1929-1934, and the designers were Stanislaw Tabeński and Józef Rybicki. The edifice presents all the features of a modern building, recommended by the master modernists - French architect, Le Corbusier.
Katowice developed from a small village to a major urban industrial center over several decades, from the late eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. The oldest and most important urban axis is the line connecting the three squares: Wolności, Rynek (Market Square) and Szramka. Of these three sites, the Market Square was laid out as the firSt It was a place which for several centuries was an important transportation hub. The oldest urban axis is lined with a number of stately edifices, including the synagogue, the church of Saint Mary’s, etc.
The Krystyna Bochenek Cultural Center of Katowice is one of the most important cultural institutions on the map of Upper Silesia. The center arranges exhibitions and conducts educational activities, organizing festivals and concerts. The Korez Theater, the Centre of Polish Stage Art and music clubs operate in the building. It was built in the 1970s as the Educational and Ideological Center for Workers’ Cadre.
The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natur...
The restaurant sunlight is the hotel’s flagship, available not only for hotel guests. The restaurant, flooded with natural light, open space offers room for up to 160 guests. The interiors are full of distinctive colours combined with minimalist forms.
Moodro Restaurant is a unique place located in the old engine building belonging to the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The...
Moodro Restaurant is a unique place located in the old engine building belonging to the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The traditions of our region blend harmoniously with modernity. The stylish interior of the old engine building give to this place a unique character.
Restaurant "Kuchnia Otwarta" specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusivel...
Restaurant "Kuchnia Otwarta" specializes in a traditional Polish cuisine, and all the dishes served are based exclusively on natural and local ingredients. The dining room is open to the kitchen, dishes are serve with the principles of the French service.